Middle School Social Studies/English – Mrs. Parker


Mrs. Parker
Room 26
Week of April 24, 2017






8th Grade



Due April 26: Alphabetize all vocab. cards from Units 1-6. Alphabetized cards are due tomorrow.   Study Test: Vocab. Units 1-6.  Students will be allowed to use their cards. 


Color code cards for Unit 7.

Vocab. cards #1-4 



Social Studies

Cut and paste all Ch. 20 presentations.      Due Monday: Cut and paste all remaining lessons into your copybook.  Define Key Terms for 24-1. Read and highlight 24-1. 

7th Grade



1. Spelling pretest for 7-12 


2. Vocab. cards #1-4

 1. Vocab. cards #5-8 


2. Eng. WB p. 62

1. Vocab. cards #9-12 


2. WB p. 60 

 Study Spelling Test 


Vocab. cards #13-16

Social Studies

Read lesson 1.  Write down all of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.  Lesson 2: Define Key Terms, Read and Highlight     STUDY for quiz on Monday. 


Work on your personal history project.  It is due at the end of May.

 After school activities  Writing Lab 3:15-4:30

Writing Lab and Test Make-up 3:15-4:30 

6th Grade



Writing Lab available today from 3:15-4:30 for 6th grade only.  Writing Lab available today from 3:15-4:30 for 6th grade only. 


Vocab. cards #1-4 


Complete the spelling pretest on Spellingcity.  Purple: 6-30 

Green: 6-23

 Vocab. cards #5-8 



Green: Sort words according to syllable stressed (1st or 2nd syll.) 


Purple: Look up and identify the stressed syllable in each word of the sort you did today.

1. Write spelling words in ABC order. 


2.  Vocab. cards #9-12



Vocab. cards #13-16

Spelling Test 


Finish Vocab. cards.

 Social Studies

Read Lesson 3 and write 3 facts you learned.    Research progress will be checked on Friday afternoon (for a grade).  Progress check will include: Internet source and evaluation, outline, working bibliography, minimum number of sources, 20+ note cards, rough draft has been started.  Define Key Terms for Lesson 4.


Project due date has been changed to May 23.  Projects turned in early will receive one bonus point (up to a 5 point maximum) for each day it is early. 


Online tests and other links for Social Studies
Primary Source material (Common Sense, Gettysburg Address, Declaration of Independence, etc.) www.loc.gov
Guide to Faithful Citizenship:
Social Studies Textbooks: PHSchool.com
Mesopotamia: The Rise of Sumer (short video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNCUg3tCajE
Star Spangled Banner

Genealogy Websites:

1.) There are several free sources available through Fairfax County Libraries. You will need your library card number in order to access the information. Heritage Quest offers census information. I have had great success on that site, and I hope you do too!


2.) Ellis Island


3.) Castle Garden


4.) Family Search (Similar to Ancestry.com, except that this is free.)


5.) Find a Grave


6.) Rootsweb (Be careful which box you fill in though, as it may take you to another site.)


7.) Library of Congress (For links to many more sites)




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